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Getting a job as a remote developer is dependent on many factors, but by far one of the most important is how you present yourself in your video interview. You might be thinking, “What does that have to do with how good my code is?” It is a valid question, and I agree — it should not matter that much. If you code best in your running t-shirt from 1991, or you are most productive in a basement with terrible lighting, that really should not m [...]

We are a colorful bunch here at X-Team, and, this time, we are happy to talk to Maciej Chmurski, our resident expert on all things car drifting and drone racing. Who has not dreamed about driving like they do in movies? Well, Maciej can actually do that, though he only does it legally and in a controlled environment for everyone's safety, of course. Still, consider anything and everything you learn about drifting and drones today potentially dan [...]

Have you heard of the "new kid" in Back-End town? Well, he has been around for a while now, coming up on 8 years, but many people paid him no attention, as they were busy with their own PHP, Python, Java, etc. But now, he is shining brighter than ever. He blossomed into a jack-of-all-trades, and a definite master of more-than-just-one; and his name is Node.js. About Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for serv [...]

You say to-may-to, we say to-mah-to. But recently, X-Teamers had the opportunity to pick the brain of a guy, who dedicated quite some time these last few years to study of productivity... and he does not say either of those. He says, pomodoro! We are talking, of course, about Karol Sojko. A developer, Unleasher, and a master of productivity, who also recently held a talk at the 4Developers 2017 conference, titled Unleashing Your Super-dev-powers [...]

Who does not like to meet old friends, make new friends and listen to some good talks for good measure? These three elements are at the core of the conference experience — increasing one's skill, mingling with like-minded people, and Node.js conferences tick all the boxes. There are international events happening on all continents, with thousands upon thousands of participants. And since a major front-end conference — React Europe &md [...]

X-Team recently held a round table discussion on the future of front-end web technologies, and one specific topic really stood out. With React.js being one of the current juggernauts of front-end development, can an up-and-coming technology like Elm hope to dethrone it? And what does WebAssembly have to do with all of this? While readers are likely familiar with React at least on the surface, let us kick this off by giving you a short overview o [...]

This blog marks the beginning of a new series on our blog. Unlike our new X-perience series, which focuses on sharing our engineers' experience on specifics, the X-periment series will contain ideas, contrasting opinions, and discussions on other topics, where we aim to give a broader as opposed to in-depth overview. So, without further ado, let us dive right in. Integration testing is one of those topics where opinions often clash. What should [...]

Some consider it an unholy arcana. Others hail it as the future of programming. What cannot be denied, however, is that, with the advent of Redux and Elm, the interest in functional programming has exploded. We have talked with an X-Teamer who has been a part of the functional programming community for a long time. Michal Kawalec, a dedicated member of the Haskell community, has shared with us his thoughts on all things FP. Michal, thank you for [...]

One of the best ways to stay on top of a new tech like React is to subscribe to newsletters curated by people actually working with that new tech. Searching for the most important React tutorials, news and tips is time consuming when you should be focusing your time on learning. This is where newsletter come in handy. We recommend subscribing to this full list first, and then unsubscribing from the ones you don't like. You won't really know which [...]

Today we’re excited to welcome five new members to the League of the Extraordinary, the honorary group of X-Teamers who have proven they are true superheroes. An X-Teamer is only able to unlock their superhero once they’ve consistently shown they know how to unleash their potential through various personal achievements. With Heroes Pack 23, we honor Juan Enrique Jimenez. (Dominican Republic), Dylan Coffey (USA), Diego Ferreira (Brazil), Henrique [...]